Missouri Baptist Therapy Services offers a comprehensive service line of interdisciplinary practice to support you during your time in our care. Our therapy department is large and growing; we now have over 100 therapists working within three departments all over the hospital!
We offer acute inpatient evaluations and treatments for most patients admitted to the hospital upon a physician order.
Additionally, our 20 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, in the East Pavilion, fourth floor provides comprehensive and individualized Physical, Occupational, Speech and Music therapy from a dedicated team of therapists to those patients who require additional rehab and medical oversight prior to returning home. MoBap’s Joint Center located in the West Pavilion is also covered by a dedicated team from the therapy department. Therapists are involved in the planning, preparation, and after care all directed by your orthopedist to offer our patients a coordinated plan for joint replacement surgery success.
The Center for Outpatient Therapy and Wellness offers over 8,500 sq. ft. of rehabilitation gym and treatment space. Our clinic, which is located at the main entrance of the hospital, offers two therapy gyms and 16 private treatments rooms. Our therapists carry specialty certifications in additional complimentary therapies such as Kinesio Taping®, Lymphedema, LSVT-BIG, LSVT-LOUD, Pelvic floor, and more. We also offer a full-time massage therapist who treats patients in our outpatient clinic.
Physical Therapy — Physical therapists are licensed professionals trained in providing therapeutic interventions that help restore function, relieve pain, improve mobility and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Physical therapists focus on lower extremity strengthening, balance and transfer training, bed mobility, gross motor and coordination skill, and walking or wheelchair propulsion to improve your independence and safety.
Occupational Therapy — Occupational therapists are licensed professionals whose training allows them to modify tasks or the environment to promote maximum independence during the performance of life’s daily activities. Occupational therapists address all areas of improving self-care skills including bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming and eating. They also focus on reasoning and problem-solving abilities, fine motor skills, and upper extremity strengthening to help increase independence with these daily tasks.
Speech Therapy — Speech therapists, licensed speech language pathologists, specialize in improving communication, cognitive and reasoning skills, and decision-making abilities. With treatment options such as Videostroboscopy and Modified Barium Swallow testing, they also diagnose and treat swallowing disorders and work with your physicians and dietitians to recommend the proper diet for optimal functioning. In addition, speech therapy offers LSVT LOUD, a treatment for Parkinson’s patients.
Physiatrist — Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. Rehabilitation physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Specifically, rehabilitation physicians:
Medical Director Lizette Alvarez, MD, leads patient care at Missouri Baptist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Dr. Alvarez is a board-certified physiatrist with over 20 years of experience in pain management and physical medicine.
For appointments or additional information about Missouri Baptist's Therapy Services , please call 314-996-3500.
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